Apple's small form factor desktop computer. It first debuted on January 22, 2005.

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Disk utility on OSX and gParted both fail to format a drive

I have mac mini mid 2011, bought 14 months back. Yesterday I started my system normally but it was running slow the usual so I restarted it, after restarting system was taking too long to boot but ...
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is it worth it to install SSD internally, instead of using USB3?

I prefer to keep my boot drive external, so that I can quickly boot using another Mac if my primary Mac fails. I use a USB3 drive dock to connect the drive to my Macs. I bought a 120GB SSD w/SATA3 ...
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Is Shutting Down An iMac Or Mac Mini Really Necessary?

In today's age with low power standby modes & the advanced OS X that is Mountain Lion, it is simpler than ever to go for long periods (perhaps months) without shutting down your iMac (and possibly ...
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Mac Mini with Linux

I have a Mac Mini (6,1) without an optical drive and I would like to put Debian testing on it instead of OS X. I cannot find a complete and concise guide to doing this on the mac's without the optical ...
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App windows move spontaneously on display wake (2 monitors) - OS X 10.8.3

OS X 10.8.3 Mac Mini Late 2012, 2.6Ghz quad-core i7, set up with 2 displays, like this: Thunderbolt Port HDMI Port /*****************|------|**********\_______________ | ...
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IR won't activate screen on 10.8.3 Mountain Lion Mac Mini

I use my Mini for home theatre, but the IR won't active the screen. Using Screen Sharing will activate the screen. I see others have reported this issue with 10.8.2 that went away with 10.8.3. Alas ...
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Mac Mini has slowed to an unbearable crawl!

I've read a lot of other questions about speed, but my question does not seem to be answered anywhere. My Mac Mini is running so slow that I cannot see what I am typing. It takes up to 15 seconds to ...
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Running GUI application from Console Login

What I'm trying to do is after logging into the >console on my mac mini run safari. Its on 10.6.8 if that matters, I've tried a 10.8.3 machine. Once logged in, I login as root. From here is it ...
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Can I use both Mac mini display ports at the same time and which adapters do I need?

If I have two DVI monitors that are exactly alike, could I connect them both to the same Mac mini and extend the desktop using both displays? Can I use both the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports at the same ...
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Real sleepmode WITHOUT hibernation

As the most people, I also googled after setting the hibernatemode, and found the following command: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 ... which should enable the RAM-only sleep mode. I also deleted ...
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Plug headphone not support with macmini

I have a Macmini 4,1. I tried to use plug headset with mic for skype call, but it doesn't work. I can hear the voice from the other end, but my voice can't be heard on the other end. I tried with two ...
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Mac Mini, users with permissions cannot connect

I have a Mac Mini Server with File Sharing enabled, but when I go to connect any of my users that aren't allowed to "Administer this server" I get a connection failed error. But If I give them Admin ...
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Why does my Mac mini answers pings while asleep?

My Mac mini late 2012 behaves strangely: When awake the computer answers ping correctly: 64 bytes from 10.0.1.12: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=4.201 ms 64 bytes from 10.0.1.12: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 ...
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Mac Mini with mountain Lion sets brightness to max

My Mac mini is automatically putting my monitor brightness to 100%. Inside my display settings, there is no option to set brigthness to the monitor, and I set it directly on Monitor. Any clue how to ...
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How to tell a macmini to stop booting to Windows from a macbook pro?

I need to be able to control a mac mini without a screen and I think using screensharing would be enough. I've enabled screensharing, setup a manual IP address and I have an ethernet cable. The ...
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Connecting a displayport monitor to my Mac Mini (late 2012) using the Thunderbolt port what is the max resolution?

I have a 27" ASUS PB278Q display equipped with a display port, the monitor has a resolution of 2560x1440. If I connect to my thunderbolt port using a mini displayport to displayport cable will it ...
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HTC Sync Manager on Mountain Lion

I'm using a Mac Mini running on Mountain Lion, and I have a HTC One X phone. Every time I plug the phone in via USB cable to charge up, the HTC Sync Manager pops up and autoplays - is there any way ...
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File path to file on Mac Mini via LAN

I have a bunch of data files on a Mac Mini that I want to read over my wireless LAN in a script (F#, not that it matters I think). I can see the files in Finder, but don't know how to read them in a ...
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External hard disc not ejected properly - Mac OSX

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini running OSX 10.8.2. My iTunes library lives on an external Seagate drive, which has its own power supply. When my Mac Mini goes to sleep it will frequently wake up with ...
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Mac Mini won't wake after sleep with Mountain Lion

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini with Mountain Lion installed. I have had the Mini for around 6 weeks and am using as a media server. When the Mini goes to sleep (either automatically or by manually ...
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Reverse tethering of Android device to OSX over WIFI

or HOW TO Find OSX wifi sharing on an android device I have setup a mac mini (Mountain Lion) with internet sharing to devices using WIFI. My iPhone and iPod both see and can use the connection but ...
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Is there an option of liquid cooling/heatsink replacement for mid 2011 Mac Mini?

I'd like a quieter/more efficient cooling system but I don't know if there's anything out there for a Mac Mini. Any hardware options?
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Mac Mini + Thunderbolt Display+ Additional Display?

I just purchased a 2012 Mac Mini to use with my Apple Thunderbolt Display. The mini also included an HDMI to DVI converter. I have a DVI-connected ViewSonic montior that I'd like to use as a ...
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Max OS X: White saturation is terrible

i have a Problem. Here's my story: I bought a new LCD-Monitor: Acer S235HLBbmii. I had Windows 8 till today. The colors with windows (and this monitor) were very good. All tests on this website are ...
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Fusion Drive not moving data back to SSD - anyone encounter this?

I'm about to buy a Mac Mini and have got the DIY Fusion Drive parts handy. I'm actually a bit on the fence about the choice of manual SSD+HDD separation with the aid of symlinks and proper Fusion ...
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Newest Mac Mini and VGA monitor won't work via MiniDisplayPort to VGA adapter

I've recently bought a new Mac Mini and tried to connect it to an old LG Flatron 19" VGA monitor. For that I've ordered a MiniDisplayPort to VGA adapter. Unluckily, this didn't work, monitor just ...
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Can the 2011 Mac Mini support 3 displays with DP 1.2 chaining?

Dell u2713H monitor supports Daisy Chaining. as one of the first monitors I've seen that uses DP 1.2 protocol. In essence, I'm asking if thunderbolt supports / enables / works with DP chaining, but ...
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Builtin VNC stops working after waking headless Mac mini from sleep (black screen)

I'm running a Mac mini (late 2012) with OS X 10.8.2 as a media center PC and streaming server. It's not running 24/7 - instead I'm using a schedule to wake it up in the evening and putting it back to ...
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Mac Mini 2011: Blurry font at native resolution on Mountain Lion

I have a Mac Mini 2011 with the Radeon 6630m connected to a Samsung 226BW through HDMI to DVI and I'm dual-booting Mountain Lion and Windows 7. My problem is on OSX, the font seems a bit off and I ...
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How do I upgrade a mac mini from OSX 10.4.11 to 10.6.8

I have an old 2007 mac mini that I am using as a media/music hub, and I'd like to be able to sync it with my iphone. But to do that I need to upgrade its old itunes (v8), but to do that I need to ...
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How to identify the 3 thermals sensor connectors from the mac mini motherboard?

I opened my mac mini to switch the DVD with another hard drive and I forgot to take a picture with the ways the 3 thermal sensors are connected. THeir codes on the mainboard look like: J5550 - left ...
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Are the two SATA bus interfaces in the 2010 Mac mini equal in speed?

I want to replace the DVD in my old 2010 mac mini with a SSD but first I would like to know if the two SATA interfaces are equal when it comes to speed. I would prefer to keep the harddrive on the ...
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2012 Mac Mini not displaying in 1920x1200 on a 27" IPS Display

When I plug one display in to the Thunderbolt port I get 2560x1440 and it looks sweet. Before I purchased another display I wanted to make sure the Mac Mini would display at 1920x1200 via the ...
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print option lost after Mountain Lion upgrade

After I recently moved my data from a Mac Mini '09 to a new Mac Mini with Mountain Lion, I find my print options no longer allow me to print "fast" (on Canon pixma mx712). The print quality options ...
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Three displays with Mac Mini 2012

I've read on Tom's Hardware that Intel HD Graphics 4000 supports three displays. Is that information valid for 2012 Mac Minis too? Does anyone have any information on what the Mac Mini's capability is ...
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What is software dolby-decoding DAC solution on mac-mini?

My HDTV hasn't stereo audio out, but has Optical out only. So I connected its audio out to my mac mini and play thru on stereo out using rogue aomeba linein. ( http://www.rogueamoeba.com/freebies/ ) ...
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Help with a HD reformat and Mountain Lion reinstall due to unknown type of hack, Malware, etc

So, I needed to reformat the HD in my mid 2011 Mac Mini (done) and plan to reinstall Mountain Lion on it. I created an SDXC install disk to do this.  I'm curious to know if the disk2 partition with ...
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How can I verify that a DIY Fusion Drive is working as it should?

I installed an SSD in my 2011 Mac Mini to run alongside the stock 500GB HDD. After carefully reading through a number of tutorials, I used Terminal to merge them into a single "Fusion Drive". I cloned ...
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How much power does a mac mini uses?

I would like to know how much power would a mac Mini consume per month/year if: always powered, but under very low load web server OS, probably Ubuntu two drives: one SSD and one HD. model Early ...
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Using a Mac Mini at 1920x1200

I got a Mac Mini at about summer in 2011 and I'm looking to use it along with my main PC using a Dell Ultrasharp U2412M monitor. The monitor's DVI is used by my main PC, so I picked up a Mini ...
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Cannot reinstall OSX Mac mini 6,1

I've been trying to install Ubuntu server on my Mac mini 6,1 with no success. However now I'm stuck and can't even reinstall OSX from a USB key. I've created it on my MBPr, and tested it there : it ...
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Ethernet (LAN) connection not working within the Mac Mini Recovery HD

my Ethernet (LAN) connection works fine in the Mac Mini. However it doesn't work once I boot into the Recovery HD. Any ideas on why it would work in normal partition but not in Recovery partition?
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Unable to create a DIY Fusion Drive using a 3 TB hard drive

I'm trying to make a Fusion Drive with a Samsung 830 256GB SSD and a 3 TB 3.5" HDD (connected via SATA to my late 2012 Mac mini). I'm able to create the Fusion Drive, but when I start to install ...
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“This version of OSX is not supported on this platform.” when booting 2012 Mac Mini with SSD drive from previous system

When trying to boot a 2012 Mac Mini (purchased from apple.com) with the SSD drive from my previous system (a 2009 MBP), I get "This version of OSX is not supported on this platform". The version of ...
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Booting internally from a harddrive that was used on a different Mac

I just bought a new Mac Mini 2012 and have just replaced the drive in it with an SSD from my old MBP. Now the Mac Mini wont boot anymore, showing a stop sign when I try (after holding alt to begin ...
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Switching from a Mac Mini HTPC to an Apple TV: what solution for watching these mkv files?

I use a 2009 Mac Mini. I almost thought it had died but false alarm. Regardless, it got me thinking about the future. I currently use my Mac Mini to, in no particular order: watch the occasional DVD ...
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Screen flickering with 2009 Mac Mini: overheating issue?

Just moved to a new place and so I reinstalled my HTMacMini (2009 nVidia 9400M model) in a slightly different configuration. My wife wanted it more out of sight so I put it in a drawer which had some ...
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OSX 10.8.1 update problem

I have a brand new Mac Mini. It came (last week) with OSX 10.8.1 installed. Software update is reporting an update for iPhoto to version 9.4.2. When I try to run the update, it fails with a message ...
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Why my screen switched off a few times without any reason?

I have new Mac mini for a few weeks. Lately I noticed something strange. From time to time, during regular usage (web browsing, reading PDFs, listening to music etc.) the screen turned black for a ...
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My OS X Mac Mini server crashed - How can I restore it?

I have a 2011 Mac Mini Server. It is the unibody model that has two hard drives and no optical drive. I got this second hand so I don't have anything other than the machine itself. The way I ...